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A note on representativeness and household finance

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  • Dierkes, Maik
  • Klos, Alexander
  • Langer, Thomas
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    Previous research has shown that social households have a higher probability of owning risky assets. Using a representative sample of the German population, we demonstrate that the sociability effect is much stronger among people younger than 50.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

    Volume (Year): 113 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 1 (October)
    Pages: 62-64

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:113:y:2011:i:1:p:62-64

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    Keywords: Stock market participation Social interaction Household finance Representativeness;

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    1. Dohmen, Thomas J. & Falk, Armin & Huffman, David & Sunde, Uwe & Schupp, Jürgen & Wagner, Gert G., 2009. "Individual risk attitudes: Measurement, determinants and behavioral consequences," Munich Reprints in Economics 20049, University of Munich, Department of Economics.
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    1. Michael Berlemann & Marc-André Luik, 2014. "Institutional Reform and Depositors' Portfolio Choice - Evidence from Censored Quantile Regressions," CESifo Working Paper Series 4782, CESifo Group Munich.
    2. Becker, Gideon & Dimpfl, Thomas, 2014. "Labor income risk and the reluctance of fouseholds to invest in risky financial assets: A panel data analysis," University of Tuebingen Working Papers in Economics and Finance 72, University of Tuebingen, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences.

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